Three villagers found dead in Maungdaw

18 February 2019
Three villagers found dead in Maungdaw
Buddhist and Muslim men walk in Maungdaw town market in the restive Rakhine state on January 24, 2019. Photo: Richard Sargent/AFP

Three ethnic Daingnet villagers in their early forties were found murdered in Maungdaw Township, northern Rakhine State, on 15 February, according to state media.

The corpses of the three men from Thinbawhla (Daingnet) village in the township were found buried in the ground, after a search was made when they failed to come back home from crab hunting. Villagers and security personnel found a fresh burial mound while searching for the three men.

The men reportedly went missing after going to a crab hunting ground near old Kunthibin village in the morning.